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Chris Armit

I am a Developmental Biologist with a strong interest in image informatics and 3D imaging. I studied Developmental Biology (BSc) and Pathology (PhD) at the University of Edinburgh, and continued my research in the ‘wet lab’ as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. On returning to Scotland, I switched over to the ‘dry lab’ and pursued a career in 3D Imaging and Transcriptomics, which included an intensive MPhil course in 3D Imaging and 3D Graphics at the prestigious Digital Design Studio of the Glasgow School of Art. Positions I have held include Senior Editor for the Edinburgh Mouse Atlas Project, and Deputy Senior Editor for the NIH/NIDDK-funded GUDMAP Project. I am based in Edinburgh where I work remotely as a Data Scientist for the Big Data journal GigaScience.

GigaScience at SPNHC 2022

- June 27, 2022

Write up of the meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC 2022) by Chris Armit.

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GigaScience at VIZBI 2022

- April 7, 2022

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Write-up of the The 12th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI) conference

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Opening access and exploring sepsis in an Intensive Care database. Q&A with Tom Edinburgh

- March 15, 2022

Author Q&A with Tom Edinburgh on his new GigaByte paper presenting Sepsis-3 criteria in AmsterdamUMCdb, an Intensive Care database.

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Sequencing genomes across the planet at Biodiversity Genomics 2021

- October 7, 2021

Biodiversity Genomics 2021 was again virtual and brought together researchers across the world who are sequencing all of the corners of the tree of life. Here we have a write-up from Chris Armit.

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Another Virtual Birthday: GigaScience at ISMB2021

- August 2, 2021

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ISMB2021 was held online again so GigaScience had to celebrate their birthday with a video & virtual cake cutting, plus this writeup of the talks by Chris Armit

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Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing: A Report on the NASEM Workshop

- May 26, 2021

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted the virtual workshop “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing”. Here we have a write-up of the event.

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A neuroinformagical reunion at the virtual INCF Assembly

- April 26, 2021

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) hosted their virtual Neuroinformatics Assembly & Chris Armit have a neuroinformagical write-up.

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GigaScience at VIZBI 2021

- April 14, 2021

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GigaScience are huge fans of the VIZBI – Visualising Biological Data – conference and our Data Scientist Chris Armit details the major highlights of VIZBI 2021.

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GigaScience at Cell Bio 2020 Virtual

- January 5, 2021

Cell Bio Virtual 2020

Chris Armit attended Cell Bio 2020 Virtual (the online ASCB|EMBO Meeting) and here provides a write-up of the excited Cell Biology on display in this conference.

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Predicting the Outcome of COVID-19: GigaScience at the Human Cell Atlas COVID-19 Virtual Symposium

- October 23, 2020

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The Human Cell Atlas organised a COVID-19 Virtual Symposium on the 1st and 9th October 2020 to highlight important research findings in host responses, pathophysiology, and immunology. Chris Armit from the GigaScience team attended this virtual conference and report below on some of the key investigations that are helping us to understand the mechanisms of COVID-19 disease.

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